From Tim McCombe National President VVFA
To: Veterans and Families,
The government sends the ADF, including ‘boots on the ground’, to a very dangerous war.
At the same time the government forces a reduction in ADF’s leave entitlements and argues
successfully before the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal that ADF members’ wages should
be, in effect, cut.
At the same time, the government legislates to downgrade veterans’ disability pensions that will
support the war’s inevitable casualties and to downgrade the pensions for the widows of those who
will possibly be killed.
What’s next…………half rations?